Electoral bonds launched in clean-up bid

New Delhi, January 2 (IANS): The government on Tuesday notified a scheme of electoral bonds in a bid to clean the system and bring transparency in political funding in the country.   Announcing the launch of the scheme in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the electoral bonds will bring a substantial amount of transparency […]

HC stays sentencing of Jharkhand’s ex-CM Madhu Koda

New Delhi, January 2 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday put on hold a trial court’s order sentencing former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case.   Justice Anu Malhotra stayed the December 16 order of the trial court till January 22 and […]

Juvenile’s identity not to be disclosed at any time: HC

New Delhi, January 2 (PTI): Identity of a person, against whom a criminal case was lodged when he was a minor, should not be disclosed at any stage of life as it defeats the purpose of juvenile justice law, the Delhi High Court has held.   The court said that object of the Juvenile Justice […]

Samsung to lead premium TV shipments in 2018

Seoul, January 2 (IANS): The global market for premium televisions sized 75-inches and above is set to rise sharply in 2018, led by South Korean tech major Samsung Electronics Co, industry data showed on Tuesday.   According to the data compiled by industry tracker IHS Markit, the global sales of such televisions was anticipated to […]

Bitcoin marketplace NiceHash CEO resigns after hack

Bitcoin marketplace NiceHash CEO resigns after hack

San Francisco, January 2 (IANS): Marko Kobal — the co-founder of Slovenian Cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash that lost over $60 million in a Bitcoin hack in December — has stepped down as the company’s CEO.   “As you are aware, since the recent security breach we at NiceHash have been working round the clock to […]

S.Korea proposes high-level dialogue with Pyongyang

S.Korea proposes high-level dialogue with Pyongyang

Seoul, January 2 (IANS): South Korean authorities on Tuesday proposed a high-level dialogue with North Korea on January 9 in the truce village of Panmunjom.   “The government proposes holding a senior-level inter-governmental dialogue of the South and the North (Koreas) on January 9 at the Peace House in Panmunjom,” Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told […]

Hollywood women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

Hollywood women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

Los Angeles, January 2 (IANS): More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.   The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times.   The Hollywood project is described as […]

Lorde labelled ‘bigot’ after cancelling Israeli show

Lorde labelled ‘bigot’ after cancelling Israeli show

Jerusalem, January 2 (IANS): A full-page advertisement was placed in a newspaper calling singer Lorde a bigot following her decision to cancel a concert in Israel.   The advertisment in the Washington Post was put by rabbi Shmuley Boteach and featured an image of the singer from New Zealand superimposed over a photograph of men […]